Division of Capacity Building

Background

The Division of Capacity Building afford to upgrade and/or modify the existing postgraduate courses/programmes of YAU to make them robust and in line with latest being offered across the globe in the context of Myanmar agriculture and implementation of the curriculum will bridge the technology gap that exists in critical areas and help in the use of the new techniques of molecular biology specially molecular marker assisted plant breeding to develop varieties with inbuilt resistance to various diseases and insect pests. In addition the programme in Postharvest technology will go a long way in not only reducing postharvest losses but also processing and value addition for higher income to farmers and promoting exports of the processed products.

Objectives

  • To organize need based short term training courses for up gradation of faculty, teachers and extension personnel
  • To develop online library and serve as repository of related literature
  • To support the research programs of the other Divisions

Activities

The postgraduate curriculum at YAU has been revised by discussion among faculty of YAU and Indian Agricultural Research Institute and finalized in the first stakeholder conference inaugurated by Dr. Aung Thu, the Hon’ble Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation, Myanmar. In new curriculum major emphasis has also been given to practical training in cutting edge technologies.

Course Offer

  • M.Sc & PhD Program
    • Molecular Biology & Biotechnology
    • Food Engineering & Technology
    • Agricultural Extension
  • Non-degree Course
    • Soil Testing
    • Morphological and molecular diagnosis of major diseases, insects and nematode pets of crops
    • Entrepreneurship development in rural areas
    • Agricultural extension specialists (training to agricultural graduates on various crop production, protection, water management and postharvest technologies for dissemination to farmers)
  • Training Programs for Faculty, Technical Personnel and Farmer
    • Quality seed production technology
    • Molecular technique for crop improvement
    • Postharvest management of horticultural produce for fresh marketing
    • Processing and value addition of cereal and pulses
    • Empowerment of Rural Youth through participatory extension methodology
    • Management Development for Extension Professionals
    • Gender Issues and Empowerment in Agriculture

Faculty Members

Dr. Nyo Mar Htwe
Deputy Director and Head
PhD, M.Agr.Sc, B.Agr.Sc
Email: dr.nyomarhtwe@yau.edu.mm
Dr. Myint Aye
Assistant Director
PhD, M.Agr.Sc, B.Agr.Sc (YAU)
Daw ThiThi Myint
Assistant Research Officer
PhD (Candidate), M.Res, M.Sc(Botany)
Daw Hsu Yadanar Nge
Senior Research Assistant
B.Agr.Sc(YAU)
Daw Ju Sandar Lwin
Senior Research Assistant
B.Agr.Sc (YAU)

Activities

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